Upstate Soldiers To Guard Texas Border

Crew headquartered at Donaldson Center

Ed Jenson
May 11, 2018 - 12:39 pm

Gov. Henry McMaster and S.C. Adjutant General Robert E. Livingston Jr. today announced that the South Carolina Army National Guard will send troops and equipment to the Texas Border in support of Operation Guardian Support. One South Carolina Army National Guard UH-72A Lakota helicopter and approximately nine Soldiers and crew are scheduled to depart next week..

The crew, headquartered at the Donaldson Center in Greenville are expected to arrive in Austin, Texas on or about May 19 and will support missions wherever they are needed in Texas.

"The highly trained men and women of the South Carolina National Guard are ready and able to support President Trump’s mission to secure our country’s border, and our entire state is grateful for their service and sacrifice," said Gov. Henry McMaster.

This announcement comes a month after Governor McMaster spoke with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to offer South Carolina’s support for the mission.


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